Operational GNOME

GNOME (General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment) is the modeling tool developed and used by the Office of Response and Restoration's (OR&R;) Emergency Response Division to predict the possible route, or trajectory, a pollutant, such as oil, might follow in a body of water.

Use the link above to download GNOME and set up your own spill scenario.


The GNOME Online Oceanographic Data Server (GOODS) provides access to a variety of data in a format that can be easily loaded into GNOME. Ocean current and wind data and forecasts from numerous sources are available. GOODS also includes a map generator tool that can be used to make a GNOME basemap.

Use the link above to access GNOME compatible data and forecasts through GOODS.

GNOME-ADIOS web version - Coming Soon

GNOME is currently being integrated with ADIOS (Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills) an oil weathering model that predicts how different types of oil undergo physical changes in the marine environment. The coupled model system will soon be available for testing as a web-based application.